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Living mantra : mantra, deity, and visionary experience today

Author: Mani Rao
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living Mantra is an anthropology of mantra-experience among Hindu-tantric practitioners. In ancient Indian doctrine and legends, mantras perceived by rishis (seers) invoke deities and have transformative powers. Adopting a methodology that combines scholarship and practice, Mani Rao discovers a continuing tradition of visionaries (rishis/seers) and revelations in south India's Andhra-Telangana. Both deeply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Prayers and devotions
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mani Rao
ISBN: 9783319963914 3319963910
OCLC Number: 1052766498
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part 1: Preparation --
1. Introduction --
2. A Mountain of Scholarship --
3. Crossing Over --
4. Are there Revelations Today? --
Part 2: Fieldwork --
5. Body-Yantra: Sahasrakshi Meru Temple, Devipuram --
6. Self-Made: Svayam Siddha Kali Pitham, Guntur --
7. "I am in Mantra, Mantra is in me": Nachiketa Tapovan, Kodgal --
Part 3 --
8. Understanding Mantra Again.
Series Title: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Responsibility: Mani Rao.

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Living Mantra is an anthropology of mantra-experience among Hindu-tantric practitioners. In ancient Indian doctrine and legends, mantras perceived by rishis (seers) invoke deities and have  Read more...

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